We extend a warm welcome to our Presenters for
Women & Water Coming Together Symposium 2019
Grandmother Margaret Behan is a member of The Grandmothers of the White Buffalo Lodge and is also one of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, a group of elders who “…represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come.” She is an Arapaho/Cheyenne who is also known as “Red-Spider Woman”, and is an author, poet, playwright, artist, and a substance abuse counselor.
Pat McCabe, known as Woman Stands Shining, is a Dine’ (Navaho) Grandmother, Holy Surface Walker, Life-Bringer, and Life-Bearer, dedicated to upholding the deep Honor of Being Human Being, in service to the Holy Hoop of Life. She hopes her work through song, story, art, visioning, ceremony, and inquiry can bring about global healing by fostering a commitment to create a Global community which reveres planetary well-being and the re-membering of joyous and harmonious existence for all life on Mother Earth.
Patty Loew, Ph.D., is a professor in the Medill School of Journalism and Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Loew is author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal, Native People of Wisconsin, and Seventh Generation Earth Ethics. Loew has produced many documentaries for public and commercial television, including Way of the Warrior. Loew works extensively with Native youth, teaching digital storytelling skills as a way to grow the next generation of Native storytellers and land stewards.
MILDRED “TINKER” SCHUMAN Tinker’s Native name is Migizikwe, or Eagle Woman. She is a Tribal Elder, Healer, Grandmother, Pipe Carrier, teacher, poet, published author, and artist living on the Lac du Flambeau reservation in Northern Wisconsin. She attended the prestigious Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and has a creative writing degree and a BA in Education.
Kateri Baker, an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first generation descendent of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe. My Oneida name is Yakotshanunihati, meaning, “She goes along happy.” I am turtle clan and was raised by my Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, and the Oneida Community.